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is the executive order on critical infrastructure cybersecurity. president obama announced his executive order at the state of the union address. it occupied a significant portion of my life for the last few months. so it is nice to be able to speak freely about it in public. i want to highlight that executive order is critical infrastructure cybersecurity. so sometimes people ask she, why don't you talk about research or development or workforce education. this isn't our overarching strategy or everything our office is working. we approach critical infrastructure security with respect with respect to cyberthreats. what is the core of the executive order? there are really four parts to i want to highlight. the first is information-sharing. the second is privacy and civil liberties. the third is the cybersecurity framework. and the fourth is the identification of critical infrastructure. let me walk through each of those in turn. first is information-sharing. information-sharing is complicated for the government because i think suzanne mentioned the value and the importance we place on hearing
minister shinzo abe met with president obama friday at the white house. after they met, the prime minister talked about their agreement to improve trade relations between the two countries as well as his economic plan for japan dubbed abenomics. the event took place at the center for international studies in washington d.c. he's introduced by the ceo, john hamre. [applause] >> thank you, everybody, for coming. i'm delighted to have you here. my name is john hamre. i'm the president of css. you know, i just have to share with you just this little story. you know, the more important you are in washington, the worse you're treated when you come to a building. you know, any one of you was invited to come in, there was six elevators, you could take any one you wanted. but if you're the prime minister of japan, you have to come on the trash elevator, you know? [laughter] and we make you come down to a reserved room which is junkie and, you know, we make you walk through kind of the catering kitchen. it's just terrible. but that's what it means when you're important, you know? it's called securit
to tweet us, it's c-span wj. if you want to e-mail us, journal@c-span.org. what's the obama administration's approach to border security? >> guest: it's very interesting because now border security's becoming very complex. there's a strong border security component to the immigration reform bill that's being discuss ed and to the proposal that was put together by the so-called gang of eight senators who sat down in a bipartisan way and came up with a new proposal. their border security component is somewhat specific, and their whole immigration reform package hinges on securing that border. the obama administration proposal has more to do with interior enforcement, with changing laws of how we enforce verification of employment, the fact that people are here in the united states legally, all that kind of thing. and it's less specific on the border element of that. now, to me the whole hinge centers around what is a secure border. i mean, what is border security? and, in fact, there's no definition. it's subject to different interpretations, and what they're doing in the senate proposal whi
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